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About Birdsey Group

Many of our clients consider our company as
an extension of their own staff.

Mission Statement

At Birdsey Group, we commit the highest levels of experience, efficiency and enthusiasm in order to exceed our client’s expectations and develop the trust necessary to be a valued addition of their real estate deal team.

Experience

Our project managers and leaders are committed industry professionals with an average of over 20 years experience each in real estate valuation and finance. The director group alone has over 100 years combined experience in the commercial and residential real estate industry. Birdsey Group leadership has vast experience working on single as well as large portfolio transactions that includes over 60,000 loans with over $250 billion in loan balance.

Urgency

Our managers and staff know that deadlines are not just “goals”, but rather, one of the many critical events on a project timeline constructed for the successful completion of a real estate transaction. Many of our clients consider our company as an extension of their own staff. This has been achieved by consistently providing quality analysis within the agreed upon due date.

Clients

Our clients represent a broad industry base including Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, Investment Banks, Rating Agencies, B-Piece Investors, and Standard Banks.

Our project managers and leaders are committed industry professionals with an average of over 20 years experience in real estate valuation and finance.

B. Sandford Birdsey III

Sandford Birdsey

Mr. Birdsey, President and CEO of The Birdsey Group, LLC, has over 22 years experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry. Prior to establishing Birdsey Group, he was the Senior Managing Director – Capital Markets, and Managing Director – Real Estate Advisory Group for GMACCM/MortgageRamp. He also spent five years as Director of Real Estate with Univest Financial Services, LLC, an international CRE financial services firm. Prior to joining Univest he worked as a senior commercial real estate appraiser with several firms including US Realty Associates and Everson, Huber and Driggers, LLC.

Mr. Birdsey’s specific work history includes directing the real estate consulting effort for loan portfolio securitizations totaling over 4,000 properties with over $25 billion in loan value. He has been responsible for all real estate analysis for many seasoned portfolio CMBS transactions and B piece acquisitions for clients such as Blackrock Capital/UBS, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, Protective Life Insurance, Credit Suisse First Boston, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Midland, JER Investors Trust, Ocwen Financial Corporation and many others. He holds a Bachelors degree from Mercer University and studied management and real estate at Regent College in London England. Mr. Birdsey is a past associate member and former President of the Associate Leadership Committee of the Appraisal Institute. He is also a member of the CRE Finance Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and REGA.

Tammy Martin

Tammy Martin

Birdsey Group
Executive Assistant

Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Birdsey Group
Commercial Managing Director

Steve Williams, Managing Director of Birdsey Group Commercial, has over 25 years of experience in the institutional commercial real estate finance industry. His expertise includes securitized and balance sheet mortgage origination, bridge financing, commercial mortgage banking, real estate credit, portfolio management, underwriting and valuation services. Prior to joining The Birdsey Group, he served in senior roles for VOYA (ING) Investment Management, KeyBank Commercial Mortgage Group, Cantor Commercial Real Estate, JPMorgan Real Estate and Bank of America Real Estate Capital Markets. Mr. Williams is a life-long Atlanta resident and a graduate of The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Corey Cavanaugh

Corey Cavanaugh

Vice President of Finance
Birdsey Group
With over a decade of experience in real estate financing and accounting, Corey R. Cavanaugh leads Birdsey Group’s accounting function. He is responsible for the company’s financial and tax reporting, treasury management, tax strategy and external party relations. Prior to joining Birdsey Group, Mr. Cavanaugh was at Frazier & Deeter in Atlanta, where he provided tax services for clients in the real estate industry. He also served as an Accounting Manager at  Seefried Industrial Properties and Novare Group. Mr. Cavanaugh is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.B.A in Accounting and Finance from Auburn University.

Madge W. Adams

Madge W. Adams

Madge Adams is Director of Field Real Estate Services for The Birdsey Group, LLC, focusing on property inspections and market research. She has over 15 years experience in commercial real estate including field inspections, market studies and appraisal. Formerly Ms. Adams worked as a Production Manager in the real estate group of MortgageRamp and was a field analyst and inspection coordinator for Univest Financial Services. She is past director of the Macon/Bibb County Real Estate Association and former president of Career Women’s Network. Ms. Adams has a Bachelors and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Georgia and is a past associate member of the Appraisal Institute.

Russell Foster

Russell Foster

Director
Birdsey Group Commercial

Rebekah Caler

Rebekah Caler

Commercial Site Inspection Manager
Birdsey Group Commercial

Mickey Cole

Mickey Cole

Manager
Birdsey Group Commercial

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